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Report - Chernobyl - Pripyat Hotel, Palace & Music hall, May16

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The Wombat, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. The Wombat

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    Report 3 from our epic trip to Chernobyl!

    I started with the hotel, with it’s grand columns, lobby and function room, and excellent rooftop views over the remains of ‘downtown’ Pripyat. I had been looking forward to this building, but it was the Palace of culture which was the blockbuster here. I wandered round the building on my own, and each turn presented a new unexpected astonishing view, that had me exclaiming out loud on a couple of occasions. It was the gift that kept on giving. The foyer, boxing ring, then the huge sports hall, the burnt out theatre, the backstage of the hall… I saw as much as I could before it was time to move on.

    I reconvened with the group for the music hall with its solitary decaying grand piano on stage, before moving on to other sites.

    Explore with Stig, Auntieknickers, TLR & 2 non members.


    The history is well documented on the net. In summary:

    Pripyat was a purpose built city for Chernobyl nuclear power plant (pop nearly 50,000). Founded in 1970, the whole city was evacuated after The Chernobyl disaster happened in April 1986, in Ukraine, former USSR.

    The city had been large enough for 20 schools for various ages, a hospital, numerous sports facilities, a fairground, fire & police station, shops and many housing blocks.

    An explosion & fire released large quanties of radioactive particles into the atmosphere over current day Ukraine & Belarus. It was the worst nuclear disaster in history. It is one of only two level 7 events (the other being Fukushima in 2011.) To contain the contamination cost a lot money and lives. Today Pripyat remains uninhabited.



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    THE PALACE OF CULTURE

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    MUSIC HALL
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    Thats it for now; More to follow :)
     
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  2. KM_Punk

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    Love the final shot
     
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  3. The Wombat

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    Thanks mate :)
    We went to one place, and there were around 8 pianos! We looked a right bunch photographing them :D
     
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    Another stunning set..lucky you.
     
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    Thanks Host :)
     
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